Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Morning madness

okay i am officially mad. Not content with getting up before the sun to ring one or two birds at my local plot, i actually traveled, be it not so far, to Nafcha farm to do the same! To be fair Nafcha is usually fairly reliable whatever time of year, so having met up with Yoram Tvik and putting up nets we discussed what would be a good number for the morning, "20" i said "no more " he replied. but what we ended up with was 2 new birds a chiffchaff and a white wagtail, and 2 recaptures, be it interesting ones as they were returning wintering birds first caught last January 2014. to cap it all i forgot my binocular and camera that i had meticulously packed the night before so i can't even post pics of empty nets! Things can only get better.

To cheer myself up and to remember that spring migration will soon arrive here's a photo of  a large number of Levants Sparrowhawks over our ringing plot last April. Photo by Dominic Standing

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